Associate and Assistant Program Directors

Associate Program Directors

Lisa Davis 200Lisa Davis, MD, MSCS, grew up in a rural town in Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and her medical degree from the University of Colorado. She completed her internship, residency and Rheumatology research fellowship at the University of Colorado. She joined the faculty at Denver Health Medical Center in 2011, where she practices Rheumatology. Her areas of research include adverse drug events, outcomes research, and health  services research. She joined the residency program as an Associate Program Director in 2016, and works with the research track and categorical residents. She has a son and a daughter and enjoys cooking, cycling, hiking, and most outdoor sports

 

 

 

 

Dan Heppe 200Dan Heppe, MD, was born and raised in Colorado. He attended Medical School and subsequently completed residency and chief residency here at the University of Colorado. He completed his training in 2012 and joined the Hospital Medicine Group at Denver Health Medical Center. After four excellent years at that institution he recently joined the Hospital Medicine group at the Denver VAMC. His academic interests include resident education, alcohol withdrawal and prevention and substance abuse. He is the father of two beautiful daughters (pictures available upon request). Outside of medicine he enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, playing music and spending time with family.


 

 

 

 

Mark Kearns 200Mark Kearns, MD, is originally from small-town Nebraska and grew up in Dayton, OH. He returned to Nebraska to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his undergraduate degree. He subsequently received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where he graduated AOA. After completing his residency and chief residency at the Ohio State University, Mark moved to Denver in 2007 to pursue Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship training at the University of Colorado. Following completion of fellowship, Mark has been on faculty at the University of Colorado Hospital and Denver Health Medical Center. He joined the residency program as an Associate Program Director in 2015 with particular interest in mentorship, sub-specialist career development, a​nd critical care ultrasound education. He also serves as the residency program site director at Denver Health Medical Center. Outside of medicine, Mark enjoys playing guitar, college football (Go Big Red!), attending concerts, checking out Denver’s burgeoning restaurant scene, and pitching hours of batting practice to his two sons.​

 

 

Julia Limes 200

Julia Limes, MD, was born and raised in Denver and returned to complete m​edical school at the University of Colorado after attending TCU for undergrad. She completed her residency and chief residency here at the University of Colorado and has been on faculty with the Hospital Medicine Division since finishing her training. Her academic interests include patient care handoffs, transitions of care, and residency operations. She is the site director for the residency at University of Colorado Hospital and co-directs the Hospitalist Training Program. Outside of work, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and cheering on the Denver sports teams.

 

 

 

 

 

MannAdrienne Mann, MD, is a native Denverite. She attended undergrad at the University of Colorado, and then continued at the University of Colorado for both medical school and residency training. She is a graduate of the Hospitalist Training Program, and after serving as Chief Medical Resident with fellow APD Julia Limes, she joined the Hospital Medicine Group at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. Her academic interests include teaching at the bedside, transitions of care, and resident wellness. She is one of the site directors at the VA, and also co-directs the VA Sequential Training program, a longitudinal curriculum for 3rd-year medical students at the VA. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, and two daughters, Amelia and Charlotte. She is outdoorsy in that she likes sitting on patios or in parks, and also can be found attending ballet class  or hot-yoga

 

 

 

 

Sacro, Y - headshotYasmin Sacro, MD, Director, Primary Care Track, is a proud second-generation Filipina raised in San Diego, California who completed her BA in Biological Sciences and Economics at the University of Chicago, then graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She  completed her residency and chief year in internal medicine at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She then served as a Core Faculty member  at the University of Chicago and is also a National Health Service Corps Member. She joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado in 2015 and provides primary care at Denver Health Eastside Clinic. Her primary academic interests include care of underserved populations, diversity, and medical education. Outside of medicine, Dr. Sacro spends her time reading, trying the newest exercise boutique, enjoying cultural arts, and chasing her 3 children. Dr. Sacro is the Program Director of the Primary Care Residency Track of the University of Colorado at Denver Health.

 

 

Katie Suddarth 200Katie Suddarth, MD, is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She went to Dartmouth College then moved to Denver to attend the University of Colorado School of Medicine where she graduated AOA. After medical school, Katie entered the Primary Care Track of the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program. She completed her training in 2009, followed by a chief resident year. She is currently a primary care physician at the University of Colorado and became an Assistant Program Director for the residency program in 2011. Her interests outside of medicine include hiking, running, snowshoeing, and traveling.

 

 


Assistant Program Directors

 

Davis, Lindsey

Lindsey Davis, MD, is originally from southern Missouri. She attended college at the University of Arkansas and medical school at the University of Missouri before coming to the University of Colorado for internal medicine residency, a chief resident year, and hematology/oncology fellowship. She is a faculty member in the Division of Medical Oncology, specializing in the treatment of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. Her research interests are focused on developing and leading treatment trials for GI tract cancers. Outside of work, she loves to enjoy the outdoors in Colorado—especially running, hiking, and chasing her kids around a variety of Denver parks. Dr. Davis is the Assistant Program Director for Research and Investigation. 

 

 

 

 

Amira del Pino-JonesAmira del Pino-Jones, MD, is the Assistant Program Director for Diversity and Inclusion. She was born and raised in Colorado, and after attending the University of Colorado at Boulder for undergrad, she completed medical school, her internship, and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado. As a graduate of the Hospitalist Training Track, Dr. del Pino-Jones now practices inpatient medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. When she is not seeing patients, she dedicates much of her time to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts within the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, and School of Medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to the theater, and golfing. 

 

 

 

 

GottenborgEmily Gottenborg, MD, is an Assistant Professor within the Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, and has a passion for teaching the next generation of leaders in hospital medicine and healthcare system improvement. She is the Co-Director of the Hospitalist Training Program and is faculty within the Institute of Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency.  Dr. Gottenborg came to Colorado in 2014 and enjoys the mountain lifestyle with her 3 children,   husband, and Berner, Bruiser. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haynes, ChristineChristine Haynes, MD, MPH was born in New York and studied international affairs and global health  at Georgetown University. She received her MD and MPH from Northwestern University and then completed her residency and chief year in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at UCLA. Christine is a primary care physician at Denver Health and works both at the Westside Clinic and the Intensive Outpatient Clinic, as well as supervising residents on general inpatient wards. Her interests include women’s health, underserved populations, population health and quality improvement, and advance care planning. Christine enjoys running, biking, traveling, live music,  and exploring new places. However, she spends most of her time reading children’s books in funny voices and dancing in the kitchen with her two young children. Christine is the Assistant Program Director for the Primary Care Residency Track.